Posted by: pdfflyers | November 19, 2013

Calm in the Storm

I was reading this morning in Luke 8 about the time when Jesus and his disciples were sailing across the lake and a fierce storm put them in real danger. I was caught by the raw emotion, fear and panic in their voices as they awoke Jesus. Why did they react the way they did when they had Jesus with them? Storms come into our lives often. Many storms we see coming, yet many catch us off guard. I find myself often living into a presumed outcomes. I presume what is next and what it will mean in my life. The weathering of many storms can be tiresome and when one comes around that we recognize, we can allow emotions to get the best of us. The disciples experience told them that a storm on this lake would mean death. In that moment they forgot who they have with them and whose they are. How often do we experience very challenging moments and allow the emotions based on past experience dictate our reactions in the moment. We forget that Jesus promises never to leave us nor forsake us. We forget what the apostle Paul wrote,Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.” Jesus immediately calmed the storm when they cried out and they were reminded of who he is in their life.

May I seek Jesus in every storm that comes my way, even the ones I know well, that I might find peace and calm within even if the circumstances seem to prevail.

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  1. Thank you! Encouraging!!


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